Magnolia sieboldii - summer flowers
  • Magnolia sieboldii - summer flowers
  • Magnolia sieboldii - fruit in autumn
  • Magnolia sieboldii - established flowering plant
  • Magnolia sieboldii - summer flower

Magnolia sieboldii


(Siebold's Magnolia) Magnolia sieboldii is an unusual very small tree with a long flowering period and white flowers with a cerise center which have a lovely fruity perfume.

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An unusual and lovely species with a long flowering period, Magnolia sieboldii has white flowers with a cerise center and a lovely fruity perfume. A specimen in our own arboretum is always in flower here by the third week in May and is usually still flowering at the end of July. These flowers are followed by crimson fruit clusters in autumn.

Magnolia sieboldii is a beautiful, spreading large shrub or eventually small tree with a long lasting flowering period. On of our favourites!

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - July.
  • Flower Colour: White with a cerise centre
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Magnolia sieboldii grows to be a  very small, branching tree.
    • Height: up to 6 m (20 ft).
    • Spread: 4 - 6 m (13 - 20 ft).
  • Notes: We have a specimen of Magnolia sieboldii, planted in the arboretum surrounding our nursery. At 14 years old, it had reached a height of 4 m and a spread of 4 m.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas
Special Features
Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Fruit - Ornamental, Scented, To grow in a pot

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